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Steampunk Selections For Your Comic Retro-Futurism Needs

September 21, 2010 by
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Last week, we devoted an entire podcast to Dragon Con and all its sci-fi, fantasy, and comic geeky goodness. There might have been comics there too, but it was hard to tell with all the Steampunk Elongated Men running around.

Speaking of steampunk, that was all the rage for the many that attended the Steampunk Superheroes panel. Beyond seeing Mike Mignola in the flesh and being amazingly impressed at how they can fit most superheroes into this sub-genre, the panelists gave out a list of comics for us to check out that are either of steampunk or have been influenced by it:

1. Barnum : In Secret Service to the USA – by Howard Chaykin, David Tischman, and Niko Henrichon

2. Batman/Houdini : The Devil’s Workshop – by Howard Chaykin and John Francis Moore

3. Batman : Gotham by Gaslight – by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola

4. Battle Chasers – by Joe Madureira

5. BPRD & Hellboy – by Mike Mignola and staff

6. Ex Machina – by Brian K. Vaughn

7. From Hell – by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell

8. Ignition City – by Warren Ellis

9. JLA : Age of Wonder – by Adisakdi Tantimedh, P. Craig Russell and Galen Showman

10. JSA : The Liberty Files – by Dan Jolley

11. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – by Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill

12. Marvel 1602 – by Neil Gaiman & Andy Kubert

13. Mr. Hero, The Newmatic Man – by Neil Gaiman, James Dance, and Tod Slampyak

14. Planetary – by Warren Ellis

15. Rocketeer – by Dave Stevens

16. Steam Detectives – by Kia Asamiya

17. Steampunk – by Chris Bachalo

18. Superman : Metropolis, Batman : Nosferatu, and Wonder Woman : The Blue Amazon – all by Randy Lofficier and Jean-Marc Lofficier (all part of trilogy, supposedly based on Fritz Lang’s Metropolis film)

19. Tom Strong – by Alan Moore & Chris Sprouse

20. Wonder Woman : Amazonia – by William Messner-Loebs

No surprise that Moore, Gaiman, Mignola and Ellis dominate this list if you know their writing styles and influences. I’m curious to check the ones that have the Big Three at DC involve in this sub-genre – anything to mix things up.

Give your thoughts on any of the books here and let us know if you know of any more.

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